Valentine’s Day Dinner Menus


With Valentine’s Day just over a week away, here are a few menu plan ideas to give the foodie in your life their dream Valentine’s dinner.

For a Meat Lover

Starter: quite generous for a starter, but a true meat lover shouldn’t have any problem polishing off these Tasty Barbecue Ribs from Cherry Menlove’s The Handmade Home.

Tasty Barbecue Ribs by Cherry Menlove

Main: this wonderful Roasted Loin of Venison is a surprisingly easy one-pot dish. It is taken from In One Pot by Blanche Vaughan.

Pudding: to end on a suitably indulgent note, this Rhubarb and Ginger Crumble with Cassia Custard (main pic) is the perfect choice. The recipe is taken from Dhruv Baker’s Spice: Layers of Flavour.

For a Vegetarian

Starter: A little early for asparagus but we couldn’t really pick anything else for a Valentine’s starter. This is James Martin’s recipe for Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce taken from the Saturday Kitchen Cooking Bible.

Main: This delicious risotto is made with pearl barley rather than white rice so that it’s free from processed sugar. This makes it healthy, as well as simple and delicious. It’s the perfect easy but impressive main course for your vegetarian Valentine, and the recipe is taken from Davina’s 5 Weeks to Sugar-Free.

Barley Risotto

Pudding: These Walnut and Pistachio Baklava look impressive, but are in fact super-simple and can be made in advance to make the end of your meal stress-free. The recipe is by James Martin and is taken from Saturday Kitchen Suppers.

For a Healthy Eater

Starter: This Orange, Herb and Edible Flower Salad looks so pretty you might not want to eat it…actually, who are we kidding? The recipe is taken from the Saturday Kitchen Cooking Bible

Edible flower salad

Main: A quality steak is a perfect dinner for two. And this recipe for Argentinian-Style Steak with Onion and Radish Salad is only 249 calories a portion – because it’s taken from The Hairy Dieters Eat for Life.

Pudding: Amazingly, this Whipped Vanilla Mouse with Red Fruit Ripple is only 52 calories a portion, well, 62 if you add honey. Enjoy your pudding without guilt thanks to Kate Harrison’s the 5:2 Good Food Kitchen.

February 6th 2015  |  Comments are off for this post  |  More: , , , , , , ,